IFTA winner, Stuart Carolan and IFTA nominees, Tom Hall and Ian Power are among fifteen Irish writers nominated for ZeBBie awards. The annual awards ceremony, being held this year on May 12th, looks to honour the best scripts written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.
The awards ceremony will be held on Tursday, May 12th in Dublin’s sugar club and will see awards presented in five categories including Best Television Script; Best Radio Script; Best Theatre Script; Best Feature Film Script and Best Short Film Script.
Where the category of Best Television Script is concerned the three writers shortlisted include Eugene O’Brien for the IFTA nominated script, ‘Pure Mule: The Last Weekend’; Antoine Ó Flatherta for the Monte Carlo TV award winning Irish language series, ‘An Crisis’ and Stuart Carolan with his IFTA winning for ‘Love/ Hate’.
The feature film scripts which have received nods this year include ‘Tom Hall’s IFTA nominated, ‘Sensation’; ‘Conor Horgan’s Slamdance winning, ‘One Hundred Mornings’ and Ian Power’s ‘The Runway’, which won the Feature Film Award at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh. The short films nominated this year feature the Oscar nominated ‘The Crush’ from Michael Creagh alongside Louise Bagnall’s ‘Donkey’ and Andrew Legge’s ‘The Chronoscope’.
Now in its fourth year and organised by the Irish Playwrights and Sceenwriters Guild, the ZeBBies were created by and named in honour of ‘Grapes of Wrath’ actor O. Z. Whitehead, the accolade acknowledges script(s) written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year. For a full list of nominees and for ticket information visit http://script.ie/zebbies/z2011/